Friday, September 3, 2021

Yellow Squash Chutney

This chutney is lip-smacking tasty is and perfect with idli, dosa, or paratha - a perfect accompaniment or side for breakfast or dinner. Sautéed Yellow squash, onions, and tomatoes, with dried red chilies for the heat, are ground to a smooth consistency. It is quite easy to prepare this one. This is vegan too.

There is always a requirement for a new chutney for everyday meal - new flavors packed with nutrition. The yellow squash of the season is a perfect choice and tastes great in chutneys. Even kids who doesn’t want to have the veggie will have thus chutney. It is easy to sneak veggies in this form. 

Yellow squash is a great summer veggie and it can be made into curries, breads, or any appetizer. As delicious as this chutney, Summer Squash Bharta is very tasty and is perfect for parathas or roti. 

Here are a few chutneys from the blog that are best with idli or dosa;


Yellow squash - 3 cups, 1/2-in dices
Salt - 3/4 tsp
Onion - 1.5 cups, diced
Tomatoes - 1.5 cups, cubed
Garlic - 2 cloves, chopped
Red chillies - 4 to 8
Oil - 2 tbsp


Heat oil in a cast-iron pan on a medium flame. Add the onions, garlic, red chillies, and green chilies. Sauté for 4-5 minutes till the onions become translucent.

Add the yellow squash and cook till it is crisp tender, another 4-5 minutes.

Add the tomatoes and cook till tomatoes are well cooked. This may take another 3-4 minutes. Switch off the flame and transfer to a bowl.

Cool the mixture, add salt, and blend to a smooth puree. Adjust salt as per taste. Transfer to a serving bowl.

Heat a teaspoon oil in a pan. Add the red chilies and mustard seeds, and once it begins to splutter add the split urad dhal, asafetida, and curry leaves. Fry till the dhal is golden brown. Pour onto the chutney.

Serve with idly, dosa, or paratha.


  1. I love to try out new types of chutney. Will add this to my list. The color looks so appetizing!

    1. Thanks, Padmajha! I can vouch that you'll love this chutney.

  2. I never tried chutney in this combination. Your squash chutney is vibrantly colorful and I am sure it must have tasted delicious. It works with Indian breakfast dishes and as well as rice.